The Lawler City Council met in regular session on November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Mayor Mueterthies presided.
Council members present: Izer, Throndson, Zubrod, and King. Absent: Scheidel
Others present: Frank Wilson, Jay Uhlenhake, Cathy Humpal, Stephanie Gillen, Duane and Pat Pitz, Deb Speltz, Bonnie Kuehner
Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with the addition of Chickasaw Coalition Meeting discussion. All Ayes.
Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.
|Treasurer State of Iowa||sales tax October||$835.00|
|United States Treasury||FICA, with||$1,886.60|
|Jendro Sanitation||garbage October||$2,137.18|
|Black Hills Energy||natural gas||$100.31|
|United Parcel Service||shipping||$42.52|
|Paul Niemann Const.||rock – lagoon road & erosion control||$1,253.01|
|Hawkins, Inc.||water supplies||$685.51|
|Test America||water & wastewater testing||$225.30|
|Stanton Electric||electric work & lift station generator||$3,953.95|
|New Hampton Newspaper||proceedings||$238.45|
|APC Play||playground equipment||$442.49|
|Lawler Public Library||allotment||$6,300.00|
|Iowa League of Cities||workshop||$40.00|
|Five Star Coop||fuel & supplies-Sept.||$233.20|
|Blazek Corporation||tiling at park||$2,901.64|
|Iowa Water Environmental||class fee||$30.00|
|CASH, Inc.||fuel & supplies||$851.10|
|Five Star Coop||fuel||$161.91|
|New Hampton Newspaper||subscription||$46.00|
|Jane Lynch||part-time wages||$32.00|
|United States Treasury||FICA||$920.99|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||withholding||$112.00|
|Road Use Tax||$3,694.80|
|Sale of Property||$900.00|
|Local Option Tax||$3,280.60|
|Charges for Services||$47,696.58|
Deb Speltz presented a plan for a trail on pond property. Requested the council acquire the property from the Iowa DOT. The transfer of the property would be of no cost to the city. Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to proceed with pond property transfer for trail development. All Ayes. Deb Speltz will contact the DOT for pond transfer.
Moved by King, seconded by Izer to open public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way. Duane and Pat Pitz opposed the vacating of portions of Center and Konzen streets. Cutting trees and cleaning out the ditch on the city right of way was discussed with Duane Pitz.
It was moved by King seconded by Izer to close public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way. All Ayes.
The council decided the proposed ordinance to vacate streets will not be passed.
The council discussed snow removal. The snow from the business district will be put on Mike Leonard property this year. The city will clean up the property in the spring. Council will revisit issue in the spring.
Mayor Mark Mueterthies agreed to meet with Chickasaw County Coalition Nov. 9, 2016 at 6:00p.m.
Sue Cutsforth discussed with the council her vacation hours.
Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve her vacation hours through March 30th as presented. All Ayes.
Delinquent accounts were discussed.
Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 PM. All Ayes.
Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk